My daughter took us to Artomatic last night. It is billed as D.C.'s biggest creative event. "1,300 artists and performers take over an 11-story building and turn it into D.C.'s biggest creative event". Well, actually it was across the Potomac River in Crystal City Virginia, but close enough. I wasn't crazy about a lot of the art displayed. I was actually feeling downright old and out of it. This piece, however, really caught my eye. It is by Jonathan Woods and we spent quite a while looking at all the labels he used to make this image of the flag of the United States. Most, if not all, of the labels were from aluminum cans.
Cool how he got the ripple effect by using darker reds and lights.
The aluminum can tops (and it looks like one bottom there in the top right of the photo) represent the stars.
This one is made from credit cards. Click on it to enlarge. Then hit escape to come back.
I wonder where he collects his materials and how long it takes to get enough of what he needs.
I like this.